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Back to School Back to Work Sale
Back to School Back to Work Sale
Get a Free Pair of Eyeglass Frames
Buy one complete pair of glasses and receive a Free Frame with a second pair purchase*.
Save on the perfect second pair that feature Canadian custom made lenses.
*Complete pair purchase includes regular priced frame, prescription lenses and HD+ coating or HD+ Blue. Free Frame discount will be applied to the frame of equal or lesser value and must include the purchase of prescription lenses with HD+ coating or HD+ Blue. Free frame with second pair must be for the same patient and the same prescription, the second pair is not transferrable. This cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid until September 30, 2019 in-store only. Doctors of Optometry.
The Importance of Kids Eye Health
The Importance of Kids Eye Health
According to the Canada Association of Optometrists, over 25% of school age children have vision problems.
Studies show a direct correlation between poor vision and poor performance in class, and in other areas of a child's life.
Click below to find a location near you and book an eye exam for you and your family today.
Refer It Forward
Refer It Forward
At participating FYidoctors, when you refer a new patient to your clinic, we'll give you a $25 coupon to put towards your next purchase of eyewear. Plus, each new patient that you send to your clinic ALSO benefits!
They will receive a $25 coupon when they book a full eye exam, to put towards their first purchase of eyewear and continue benefiting when they refer new patients. It's a great way to get new eyewear and help your friends and family with all of their vision care needs.
*Refer It Forward Program is not applicable to our Ontario locations and can vary in Quebec. See in-store for details.
Stop by any participating FYidoctors location to learn more about our Refer It Forward program or to book a complete eye exam.
Dr. Shainul Waljee grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. She gained admission to the University of Alberta for her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in 1999, she went on to study Optometry at the University of Waterloo, and graduated with distinction in 2003. Her internships included work at the Omni Eye Centre in Baltimore, as well as at a private practice in Coquitlam. Dr. Waljee then completed a one-year Residency in Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. She had the opportunity to work alongside optometrists and ophthalmologists specializing in glaucoma, cataracts, as well as retinal and anterior segment diseases. In addition, she gained experience in research, clinical teaching, and mentorship to optometry students.
Dr. Waljee joined Family Eyecare Centre in 2004 and has developed a wonderful relationship with her patients of all ages. She especially enjoys educating her patients about their eyes and their eye conditions. She has a special interest in ocular disease and contact lenses. In February 2014, she was recognized as B.C.’s ‘Young Optometrist of the Year’ from the British Columbia Doctors of Optometry.
Travelling is one of Dr. Waljee’s passions. She has had the opportunity to merge her work into her travels through VOSH (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity) in Mexico (2001), Tunisia (2007) and India (2009).
In her free time, Dr. Waljee has been involved in volunteer work, mostly through the Ismaili Community. She stays active with running, ball hockey, and other outdoor activities. In addition, she loves to spend time with friends and her growing family.
Dr. Nelly Kim was born and raised in Coquitlam, B.C. She attended the University of British Columbia between 1997-2001, where she majored in Microbiology and Immunology. During these years of studies, she was accepted into the Co-operative program which lead to an opportunity to work with innovative researchers in the field of Microbiology/Biotechnology at the University of B.C., as well as the National Research Council in Montreal, Quebec.
Dr. Kim received her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2005. Her accomplishments include graduating with Honours as well as receiving the RGPLI clinical excellence award and BCAO scholarship. During her studies she had the opportunity to intern at Houston Eye Associates in Houston, Texas where she worked alongside a team of ophthalmologists specializing in anterior segment and retinal disease. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a special interest in contact lens and laser surgery co-management.
Dr. Kim enjoys taking advantage of B.C.'s great outdoors whenever she can. Her passions include snowboarding, mountain biking, running, volleyball and rugby.
Dr. Ruby Tse was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of British Columbia in 2002. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2006.
Prior to joining our team at Family Eyecare Centre, she successfully practised optometry on Vancouver Island for five years. Also, her experience during graduate studies included internships at Travis Air Force Base in California and at Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Newington Campus in Connecticut. She was also accepted into an undergraduate exchange program at the National University of Singapore where she had her first hands-on experience with optometry by volunteering at the Singapore National Eye Center.
Dr. Tse is committed to providing a high standard of care to all her patients. She brings with her a wealth of experience in all areas of optometry, including contacts lens, geriatrics, ocular disease, pediatrics, vision therapy and laser surgery co-management. She strives to educate patients with the latest research on prevention and management of ocular health conditions.
In the community, Dr. Tse volunteers as a clinical director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program, which organizes vision screenings for Special Olympic athletes. She has also volunteered her time at many health and wellness fairs. Dr. Tse has a passion for travelling to new places around the world with her husband. She also enjoys running, yoga and curling up with a good book.
Dr. Errin Bligh studied Genetics at the University of Western Ontario before completing her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, where she graduated with Excellence and was her class valedictorian. She was featured in Women in Optometry magazine as a “Top Grad” in North America. Dr. Bligh completed her training in Mobile, Alabama, working closely with ophthalmologists specialized in retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculo-plastics.
Dr. Bligh enjoys working collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide the best outcomes for her patients. She provides approachable eye exams for patients of all ages and was honoured to recieve the Good-Lite Pediatric Optometry award in 2014. Dr. Bligh has served on the Board of Directors for BC Doctors of Optometry since 2017 and was elected as Vice President in 2018. She is also the Co-Chair of the BCDO Children's Vision Steering Committee. She is a member of Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Bligh enjoys travelling for a good food scene or to visit notable architecture with her husband.
Dr. Bligh is currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Jennifer Durst would say her career started when she received her first pair of glasses in the fifth grade. Let's just say her grades improved and she never looked back. An all-Canadian woman, Dr. Durst was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up living in Inuvik, NWT, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Regina, Saskatchewan before graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Immunology and Microbiology with Honours from the University of British Columbia in 2005. As part of her undergraduate education, she had various research experiences, including student internships at the World Health Organization in Copenhagen, Denmark and influenza and anthrax work at the Defence Research and Development Canada in Suffield, AB. This led her to rekindle her passion for vision and ocular research by volunteering at the UBC Eye Care Centre.
She attended the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, IL where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree Magna Cum Laude in 2010. She completed internships in ocular disease at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV, and the Illinois Eye Institute where she worked with retina, cornea, refractive and glaucoma specialists. She was trained in pediatrics and binocular vision at the Vision Institute of Canada in Toronto, ON. She also had specialty contact lens training at ICO and in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Durst sees each patient exam as an opportunity to go beyond the basic prescription and eye health check to encompass a holistic approach to vision and health. Always a fan of technology, she keeps up with the latest treatments, research and diagnostics.
While at the Illinois College of Optometry she was the Director of Community Service and believes strongly in giving back to the community. She organized vision screenings for the Special Olympics and for under-serviced communities. In 2008, she was privileged to provide eye exams and glasses in rural Mexico with Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH). In her spare time she enjoys piano, acrylic painting, running, skiing and curling.
Dr. Liseann Head grew up in Southern Ontario and knew from a young age she wanted to become an optometrist. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, graduating with honours in 2010. During that time, she had internships at a private practice in Terrace, British Columbia and a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky where she had extensive exposure to primary care eye diseases. Dr. Head also received an NSERC Research Grant for vision therapy with children; presenting the findings at the 2008 ARVO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of a Clinical Excellence Scholarship and the CooperVision Contact Lens Award.
After graduation, Dr. Head and her husband moved to New Westminster and quickly enjoyed all their new hometown had to offer. Prior to joining FYidoctors – New Westminster in 2017, Dr. Head practiced at various locations throughout the Lower Mainland, most recently at a private practice in South Surrey for 4 years. She brings with her experience in all areas of optometry, including contact lens, geriatrics, ocular disease treatment and co-management, primary and emergency care, laser surgery co-management, and pediatrics. While Dr. Head provides detailed and attentive care to patients of all ages, she has a passion for myopia control treatment in children.
Dr. Head is a proud member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists, serving on the Board of Directors from 2015-2018 and volunteers on the Membership Committee. An avid learner, she keeps up with the latest research and treatments. In her free time, Dr. Head participates in various community events, travels with her husband, enjoys cross-stitching, and hiking.
She loves living in New Westminster and looks forward to caring for patients within her local community
Dr. Brenda Horner was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC, attended the University of Victoria from 1979-80 and received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1985 from the University of Waterloo, graduating with Honours. She began her career with a group of progressive optometrists in Abbotsford, working there from 1985-1995. Concurrently she and her husband, Dr. Blain Stokowski co-owned a practice in New Westminster and following Dr. Stokowski's death in 1996, she became the sole owner of the Family Eyecare Centre of New Westminster (FEC). The practice grew and moved 5 times since 1985 and Dr. Horner devoted countless hours building it into a progressive, multi-doctor clinic, eventually becoming one of the founding partners of FYidoctors in 2008.
Dr. Horner retired from clinical practice in 2016 but remains actively involved in the clinic in a management capacity. Over the years the practice has received numerous business awards, including the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Award for Excellence in Customer Service (2013 & 2014) and for Inclusion Excellence (2015), and the New Westminster Record Readers’ Choice Award for ‘Best Optometrist’ (2016). In 2016 Dr. Horner was awarded the BC Doctors of Optometry President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to her profession throughout her career.
Dr. Horner is currently an assessor and investigator for the BC College of Optometrists; a member of the BC Doctors of Optometry Government Relations Committee; a member of the Stenberg College Opticians’ Program Advisory Committee; and a vision examiner for a macular degeneration research study. Dr. Horner's past accomplishments include: Vice President of the BC Association of Optometrists (BCAO), BCAO Treasurer, Membership Committee Chair, Ethics Committee Chair and BCAO Councilor; Optometry Representative for the BC Vision Health Coalition; FYi Advisory Board member, FYi Recruitment Committee Chair; President of the New Westminster Networking Women. She also volunteers for many organizations outside her profession.
In her spare time, Dr. Horner enjoys cycling, hiking, outdoor fitness, choral singing and cooking. Her greatest passion is travel, which she has combined with optometry in the form of missions to India, Malawi and Morocco. She has also traveled to over 60 countries in 6 continents, from the Middle East to Australia to Southeast Asia to the bottom of South America. Dr. Horner is happily married to a retired firefighter and has two adult daughters.
Her personal motto is: "Live every day of your life." - Jonathan Swift